Thu10192017

Last updateWed, 18 Oct 2017 6pm

Back You are here: Home News News

News

VFW Post 8780 plaques found

These plaques belonging to VFW Post 8780 were found with other trash off of FM 3122.These plaques belonging to VFW Post 8780 were found with other trash off of FM 3122. They list deceased members and belong to the the Winnsboro VFW Post. Anyone wishing to claim them should contact the Optic-Herald office.

Custom saddle taken from barn

The theft of a custom made saddle valued at $1,500 was reported around 3 p.m. on Monday, July 17 by Diane Carr Deal.

Read more: Custom saddle taken from barn

Security camera funding approved for commissioners

Franklin County Commissioners on Monday approved  to take up to $10,000 from revenues earned from housing out of county prisoners to purchase security cameras for their use either at their precinct barns or at roadside sites to protect against vandalism and theft.

Read more: Security camera funding approved for commissioners

City hotel-motel tax funds were allocated for 2017-18

Six local nonprofit entities were allotted $37,050 in hotel /motel tax funds for the 2017-18 fiscal year by the Mount Vernon City Council.

Read more: City hotel-motel tax funds were allocated for 2017-18

Barn fire

A hay barn filled with approximately 400 round bales of hay was a total loss due to a fire on Thursday, July 20A hay barn filled with approximately 400 round bales of hay was a total loss due to a fire on Thursday, July 20 north of the North Service Rd. to I-30 just east of Mount Vernon.

Read more: Barn fire

County anticipating budget hearings due to expenses

Mandated budget hearings for Franklin County will be needed because the anticipated tax rate is greater than the rate that would be needed to bring in the same dollar amount as the previous year’s rate.

Read more: County anticipating budget hearings due to expenses

Weidman responds to dog issues around lake

Recent dog attacks on smaller pets and aggressiveness toward humans in an area off FM 2723 have raised misconceptions about who has authority to deal with such situations.

Read more: Weidman responds to dog issues around lake

State agency to pass through laboratory testing costs

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be recouping more than $11.5 million in forensic laboratory testing fees from various entities on the local level, which for local law enforcement is expected to mean increased budget expenses.

Read more: State agency to pass through laboratory testing costs

Taxable values up slightly for local entities

The Franklin County Appraisal District released the certified tax rolls to local taxing entities this week.

Read more: Taxable values up slightly for local entities